Woking CFR Team were honoured to receive a national award for their Defibrillators for Schools project.
At a ceremony in Kettering, Simon Ramm collected the SADS UK national award on behalf of everyone in the Woking CFR team. The award was presented by Dr David Pitcher, the chairman of the Resuscitation Council UK.
Team leader Simon Ramm says:
“It was an honour to receive this award and to share an evening with so many inspirational people. We’d like to thank Anne Jolly and SADS UK for this recognition which will help us to raise awareness of our project as we look to extend it further afield”
Tomlinscote School & College in Frimley is the next location to benefit from a free Defibrillator and training. The equipment will be presented at an awareness event at the school on 12th June.
Members of the team assisted SECAmb (the South East Coast Ambulance Service) with their project to place life-saving PAD (Public Access Defibrillators) throughout the Borough. The project, led by Daniel Holland (SECAmb), saw five Defibrillators placed at key locations.
Four awareness sessions were delivered across May to give members of the public and Council staff the opportunity to train on how to use the equipment.
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Woking CFR Team assist with PAD site training for Runnymede Borough Council
On Sunday 12th May a team of Woking First Responders completed the Woking Bikeathon.
As one of the five main charities being supported by the Bikeathon, the team wanted to ensure they had a group of cyclists involved on the day to show support of the event.
Team Leader Simon Ramm says:
“The Rotary Club of Woking have supported our team from the very beginning and continue to be a key partner of ours into our fifth year in operation. On behalf of the whole team I’d like to say a big thank you to Terry Smith and everyone at the Club for their ongoing support”.
Nearly £500 of sponsorship money was raised to contribute to the Rotary Club’s benevolent fund.
Realistic training scenarios are a key part of the team’s effort to ensure all First Responders are equipped to deal with any incident they may be required to attend. The scenario, which took place at the National Shooting Centre in Bisley, involved a casualty extraction exercise for Southern Fire & Rescue followed by appropriate medical treatment.
The team would like to thank Southern Fire & Rescue, the LAS and the staff at the MacDonald Stewart Canadian Pavillion.